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Modern Day Cynthia shares some of her many books that have inspired her and may inspire you too!

I just love books! My dad gave me my first positive thinking book when I was ten and I’ve been hooked every since. It was the Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale – how one’s thoughts create our reality and if you can believe it you can achieve it. My father who was […]

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Global Renaissance Woman, Dr. Maya Angelou, speaks in Santa Barbara, California

Global Renaissance Woman, Dr. Maya Angelou, speaks in Santa Barbara, California

ON MEETING DR. ANGELOU: What an honor it was to meet Dr. Angelou back stage at the Arlington Theater before her talk in my town of Santa Barbara, California. She is as gracious and intelligent as she comes across in her books and on-camera. When I saw her I gave her a big hug and […]

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Award-Winning Horta (Greek Greens) Recipes

Award-Winning Horta (Greek Greens) Recipes

Recipes for Classical Horta & Horta with a Mediterranean Twist By Cynthia Daddona Photo by RomancingTheTable.com Dark Leafy Greens are an important part of the Mediterranean Diet. Research that began on the Greek Island of Crete in the 1940’s and later included the rest of the Mediterranean, determined that the Mediterranean Diet contributes to living […]

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Yia Yias (Greek grandmothers) and Horta (Greek Greens)

Yia Yias (Greek grandmothers) and Horta (Greek Greens)

Watch this video filmed in Santa Barbara and Crete that includes how to make my award-winning horta recipe! Eating a consistent amount of greens – raw and lightly cooked or steamed can help you live a longer life! I now realize this is what contributed to the longevity of my Mediterranean relatives. Greens are a […]

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AphFoodite™ in Crete on Romance & the healthy Mediterranean diet & lifestyle VIDEO.

AphFoodite™ in Crete on Romance & the healthy Mediterranean diet & lifestyle VIDEO.

Check out this video I did as AphFoodite™ – the Greek goddess of food, romance and love – that was filmed in Crete. What brought us to Crete? My husband Jim and I were delighted when the Pan-Cretan Association of America (through the Greek Trade Office and the Greek National Tourist Organization) invited us on […]

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Cynthia Daddona Cameo with Meryl Streep in Romantic Comedy

Cynthia Daddona Cameo with Meryl Streep in Romantic Comedy

Golden Globe® Nominated Romantic Comedy highlights Food and Romance in beautiful Santa Barbara, California. Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Nancy Meyers (Something Gotta Give & The Holiday) brings moviegoers her latest film It’s Complicated, a sophisticated romantic comedy with an all-star cast of Meryl Streep (two-time Academy Award® winner), Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, Rita Wilson and […]

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